Zebra, Feb 2005, 7.99, 384 pp.
The FBI provides protection to Montclair College Professor Andrew Ryan from a drug cartel which killed a student named Jason Forbes. While Andrew and his spouse Sara head to Florida, her sister Lorrie takes their seven years old son Davey camping. Davy looks forward to the trip because his aunt allows his freedom to be himself while his mother disapproves of him perhaps because of his hemophiliac condition.
Cudge Balog kills his best friend Lenny Lombardi when the man tries to collect a debt. Cudge and his girlfriend Elva St. John start to bury the body at the Wild Adventure Campground, but Davey sees them. Cudge goes after the child who flees. Lorrie, worried that her nephew is missing, calls the police. FBI Agent Stuart Sanders, who has been assigned to the Ryan family, arrives at the campgrounds. He and Lorrie are already attracted to one another, work together to rescue a child in need of daily medicine for his condition.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner